Is an employee receiving training outside working time paid?
Verified 21 June 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)
The rules differ according to whether the training is at the initiative of the employee (personal training account or job transition project) or at the initiative of the employer or if it takes place within the framework of the conversion or promotion by alternation (Pro-A).
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At the initiative of the employee
At the initiative of the employer
No, the employee is not paid.
In principle, such training shall take place within the framework of the skills development plan.
This may be training followed within the framework of training actions determined by collective company or branch agreement.
The employee's consent is mandatory. The agreement may provide for compensation for childcare.
In the absence of a collective agreement (company or branch) and with the written consent of the employee, training may take place, in whole or in part, outside working time.
This written consent may be denounced by the employee in a 8-day period.
The limit is set:
- TO 30 hours per year per employee
- And to 2% of the package for the employee concerned.
These training courses taken outside working time are not compulsory. The employee's consent is required for all non-working time training.
The employee's refusal to participate in non-working time training activities does not constitute:
- A mistake
- A reason for dismissal.
The same applies if the employee denounces the agreement within 8 days.
As part of Pro-A
No, non-working time training within the framework of the conversion or promotion by alternation (Pro-A) is not paid.
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